The Julius Nyerere Hydropower Project is developed for Power Generation and Irrigation Flow, with a total installed capacity and annual power generation of 2,115MW and 6,307GWh respectively. The normal operation level of the reservoir is 184.0m.a.s. l. The Project layout consists mainly of:
- Roller Compacted Concrete (RCC) Gravity Dam, Main Spillway on the main Dam.
- 4 Saddle Dams on the right bank, an Emergency Spillway on Saddle Dam No. 1.
- Power Waterways.
- Ground Powerhouse on the right bank (Scope of this quotation)
- Switchyard (Scope of this quotation)
The Ground Powerhouse is located on the right bank with a total installed capacity of 2,115 MW.
Nine (9) Vertical‐Shaft Francis Turbine Generator units are installed with single unit Capacity of 235MW. The Powerhouse complex is mainly composed of a Main Powerhouse (consists of Machine Hall and Erection Bay), Downstream Auxiliary Powerhouse, Central Control Building, Tailwater Platform, Tailwater Channel, etc. The dimensions of Powerhouse are 308.8×33.6×84.3m (length × width ×height).